Photo of Laura Gemmell courtesy of Gil Talbot.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Colin West of the Harvard men’s squash team and freshman Laura Gemmell of the Crimson women’s team are among five players who have been selected to Canada’s 2010 World University Championships team, Squash Canada announced this week.
The five person team, consisting of three males and two females, will compete in Melbourne, Australia July 11-17.
West, a native of Toronto, Ont., was a member of the 2008 World University Championships team that placed fourth in Cairo, Egypt. A member of Squash Canada’s Espoir Men’s National Training Squad, West won the College Squash Association individual national championship this season. The winner of the Pool Cup and recipient of the Skillman Award, he garnered his third straight nod to the CSA All-America first team after posting a 16-1 overall record. West was tabbed the Ivy League Player of the Year and earned his fourth straight All-Ivy League selection after going 11-1 at the No. 1 position.
Gemmell, who also hails from Toronto, compiled a perfect 16-0 overall record during her rookie season in Cambridge. She claimed the CSA individual national title, winning the Ramsay Cup. An All-America first team selection, Gemmell was honored as the Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Year and was an All-Ivy League team performer. She boasted an 11-0 record at the No. 1 slot and did not lost a game during the dual season.